(From the files of Dion Wearmouth MyPGNow)
BC Health officials confirmed 124 new cases of COVID-19 today, 4 of which are in Northern Health, raising the region’s total to 142, 4 in the Interior health for a total of 433, and the provincial total to 5,496.
There are 974 active cases in the province, 23 individuals are hospitalized, seven of whom are in intensive care.
There have been no new virus-related deaths, keeping the total at 204 while 4,310 people have recovered.
2,796 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
No new health-care facility outbreaks were announced, however, there are nine long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities that have active outbreaks.
There are no new community outbreaks and the Haida Gwaii outbreak was declared over today (Friday) with no new cases identified for two incubation periods.
“This weekend, let’s remember to use the layers of protection that keep ourselves and those around us safe. This is also a good time to think about the new routines that will be part of our activities into the fall,” urges Dr. Bonnie Henry.
1,791 –(+54) Vancouver Coastal Health
2,878 – (+60) Fraser
174– (+1) Island
142 – (+5) Northern Health
78 – (=) outside of Canada